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Iona Mary Hart, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 64. The only child of the late Edmond Hart and Iona Hagan Hart of Louisiana. Iona was the loving mother of her only child, Darrell Gerard LaFrance. Survived by her daughter-in-law Tina Maria LaFrance and her two beloved grandsons Rashard Hart LaFrance and Dillan Miles LaFrance. Also survived by a host of family and friends. Iona was raised in the Catholic faith. Her passion was real estate. She became a realtor in 1983 and later a broker in 1993. Iona diligently worked over thirty two years in the real estate profession as she established and grew her company, Iona Hart & Associates Real Estate in the New Orleans East area. As an entrepreneur Iona received many awards as she was recognized for her dedication and service to the community including but not limited to being a member of the Better Business Bureau, receiving an Accredited Buyer's award, receiving two City of New Orleans Certificates of Merit for Outstanding Service in 1992 under the administration of Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy, and again in 1996 under the administration of Mayor Marc Morial. Funeral services will be held at the Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Rhodes Funeral Home. Please visit website www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guest book.